Grants & Funding
Current Funding Opportunities
This page contains information about all current OVC discretionary funding opportunities. To learn about available grants to support direct services to crime victims through OVC’s formula grant program, contact your state Victim Assistance Program.
OVC is hosting a series of webinars focused on select 2017 funding opportunities. Learn more and register for upcoming webinars and access archived webinars.
Are you interested in receiving email notices when OVC releases new funding opportunities? Register through OVC’s Information Clearinghouse, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), and select "Victims" as a topic of interest
For information about OVC’s grant awards from 1993-present, view our online searchable table.
OVC Funding Opportunities
FY 2017 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance for Service Providers (PDF 259 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/16/2017
OVC seeks applicants to provide intensive training and technical assistance to trafficking service providers in one of two focus areas: (1) housing, and (2) employment, in order to assist them in developing and implementing meaningful housing and/or employment practices. The objectives of this program are to improve quality and quantity of services in the selected purpose area offered to trafficking survivors by increasing capacity of victim service providers nationwide through training and technical assistance, and to improve victim service providers' partnerships at the national, state, and local level with relevant purpose area stakeholders. OVC expects to make up to two awards (one per purpose area) of up to $850,000. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the March 16, 2017, deadline.
FY 2017 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking (PDF 306 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/09/2017
Awards of up to $600,000 will be made to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist all victims of human trafficking, including services for underserved or unserved populations such as men and boys, American Indians and Alaska Natives, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the March 9, 2017, deadline.
FY 2017 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance (PDF 290 kb)
Application Deadline: Open
The Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is a mechanism by which the Director of OVC may award supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to an act of terrorism or mass criminal violence. The criminal act has to be of sufficient magnitude that it overwhelms the affected jurisdiction’s or program’s ability to respond to the event. This is a restricted invitation because the program is intended to respond to specific cases of terrorism and mass violence. Only after OVC has consulted with an eligible organization can an application be submitted.
U.S. Department of Justice Funding
FY 2017 Research and Evaluation on Victims of Crime (PDF 459 kb)
Application Deadline: 03/14/2017
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has a longstanding history of collaborating with and supporting OVC on research, evaluation, and programmatic projects. Over the years, the shared priorities of OVC and NIJ have resulted in a number of collective projects, workshops, and research. In 2013, OVC published the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report which called for the development of research to build a body of evidence-based knowledge on victims and victimization. With this solicitation, NIJ is collaborating with OVC to build on areas of research that are of interest to both agencies. Applicants are urged to begin in advance of the March 14, 2017, deadline.